Effectiveness of Light Therapy in Cognitively Impaired Persons: A Metaanalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

@article{Chiu2017EffectivenessOL,
  title={Effectiveness of Light Therapy in Cognitively Impaired Persons: A Metaanalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={Huei-Ling Chiu and Pi-Tuan Chan and Hsin Chu and Shu-Tai Sheen Hsiao and Doresses Liu and Chueh-Ho Lin and Kuei-Ru Chou},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={65}
}
To explore the effects of light therapy on behavioral disturbances (BDs), sleep quality, and depression. 
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